Comprehensive Counsel For Small-Business Startups

Starting and running a small business require regular legal guidance to protect your best interests and avoid potentially devastating pitfalls. The Law Offices of Kathleen D. Schneider provides in-depth legal counsel for Pennsylvania businesses in all phases of their growth cycle. We can provide strategic planning through initial formation all the way through eventual business succession. With a background in tax planning and a CPA degree, attorney Schneider has the strong financial experience necessary to protect your business.

If you own a small-business startup, call our Pittsburgh office at 412-342-8577 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced lawyer.

Creating And Upholding Key Contracts

Contracts are an important part of protecting your business and promoting its success. Our firm regularly drafts and reviews key contracts, including:

  • Property and equipment leases
  • Employment contracts
  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Partnership agreements

With over 25 years of experience, we know how to draft secure agreements that avoid future problems. We can quickly review proposed contracts for areas of weakness and edit areas of concern to protect your interests.

Thoughtful Planning Through Business Formation

One of the most difficult phases of owning any small business is determining its structure and formally launching the business entity. Each business structure is accompanied by unique benefits, detractors and tax repercussions that must be carefully evaluated. Depending upon your business model and goals, different entities may best serve your needs. We can guide you through the startup process and help you choose between:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • General partnerships
  • Corporations
  • Nonprofits

Contact Us For Experienced Representation

Owning a business can both be one of the most stressful and one of the most rewarding opportunities. Our small-business lawyers strive to provide the information you need to reduce your stress and help you make strategic decisions that meet your business goals. Call 412-342-8577 to schedule a consultation, or contact us online.